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Monaco celebrates the centenary of Prince Rainier III

Published on July 28, 2023Updated on August 02, 2023

Immerse yourself in a captivating universe to live again Monaco's timeless magic, while celebrating and pay a vibrant homage to an emblematic figure of the Principality, Prince Rainier III. A great Statesman who has left an indelible mark on the history of this little mediterranean paradise.

Live again the timeless magic of Monaco

A universe that reveals the multiple facets of this great Statesman, where we invite you to pay a vibrant homage to this emblematic figure of the Principality.

The festivities began with a big public party on the Rock, also attended by the princely family, on 31 May 2023: exactly 100 years to the day after the birth of Prince Rainier III.

Photo: Proclamation of the new constitution by the Prince Rainier III, Princely Palace, 1962.

A vibrant tribute to an emblematic figure of the Principality

Since then, Monaco has been paying homage to its builder prince who reigned for 56 years. “He was behind the Larvotto, Fonvieille and the floating dock. He had a vision to expand Monaco at a time when nothing like that was being done elsewhere,” says his daughter Princess Stéphanie, president of the centenary commemorations committee. From 20 July, an exhibition curated by Gotha specialist Stéphane Bern will take a deep dive into how this country has significantly expanded and transformed into a modern principality.

Photo: Civil wedding of Princess Grace and Prince Rainier III, Princely Palace Gardens, Monaco, 1956

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A multidimensional tribute to Prince Rainier III

A series of events, exhibitions and shows are set to pay homage to Prince Rainier III, leading up to the next edition of the Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival, which will spotlight his fascination with the circus arts. One unmissable item on the agenda is the “Rainier III at home” exhibition at the Prince’s Palace, featuring a collection of exceptional photographs of the statesman taken during visits by General de Gaulle and Nelson Mandela. It also portrays him as head of his family and a man of varied interests, whether working with iron or looking after animals.

Photo: Prince Rainier III's portrait, bureau d’apparat, Princely Palace, Monaco, 1958.

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Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer associated itself for the commemoration of the Centenary of Prince Rainier III, through numerous actions:
- Flagging our establishments with Rainier III flags 
- Photo Exhibition "The Evolution of Place du Casino in 100 years", from September 25 until December 31, 2023, at the Jardins des Boulingrins
- Centenary Bal
- Exclusive exhibition at the Sporting Monte-Carlo                                        - Path of sculptures
- Creation of a dedicated menu in one of our restaurants

Discover all the events of the Centenary of Prince Rainier III

Take a look at the events that drive the Principality all year round.

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